Sanam Marvi is an outstanding Pakistani folk and Sufi singer and at her young age she is considered among the finest performers in the Sufi, ghazal and folk genres.
She trained under her father Fakir Ghulam Rasool, and later with Ustad Fateh Ali Khan of the Gwalior gharana (school). She studied Sufi poetry extensively and is deeply influenced by this genre because of its messages of love and peace.
She became popular after her live performance at Coke Studio, a Pakistani television series featuring cutting edge live music performances.
Sanam Marvi sings compositions of Baba Bulleh Shah; Baba Sheikh Fari; Sachal Sarmast, the Sufi mystic from Sindh; and Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, who is one of the greatest poets of the Sindhi language.
She will be performing tomorrow and March 1st at the du World Music Festival in Dubai
The Walk, JBR – 28 February, 8:30 pm – 9:30 pm
The Burj Steps, Downtown Dubai – 1 March, 9:45 pm – 11:00 pm
Watch her superb performance at the Coke Studio:
Recordings available: Best of Sanam Marvi (MP3)
Author: World Music Central News Department
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